ProcureCon Indirect East 2019

March 25 - 27, 2019

Omni Amelia Island, FL

Contact Us: 1.888.482.6012

2018 Speakers

Dan Ashton
Sr. Director, Product Strategy
Rimini Street, Inc.
Pat Baffaro
Director, Global Indirect Procurement
HP
William Bagley
SVP & Chief Supply Officer
Unum
John Becvar
Chief Procurement Officer
Groupon

John leads Groupon's Global Procurement, Real Estate and Facilities teams and has been a key driving force in helping Groupon simplify its operations and transform the Groupon local sales and service organizations. In 2017, he and the Procurement team launched Coupa globally to improve the P2P process. John is one of Groupon's most tenured Grouponers as employee #163. During that time at Groupon he has held leadership roles in five different departments including Marketing, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Executive.

Prior to Groupon John worked for leading brands such as Sears, United Airlines and Citibank leading Marketing and Strategic Planning programs.

John received his MBA from Vanderbilt University OGSM in 1994.

Kevin Betts
Director, Category Management
The E. W. Scripps Company

Kevin is a Director – Category Management for The E.W. Scripps Company, which serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. He has been with Scripps in various roles for 29 years, first on the journalism, operational and technology categories at a Scripps TV station where his duties included purchasing and vendor management. For the last 12 years, he has been a member of the Scripps Procurement team. Kevin is responsible for enterprise wide vendor relationships in numerous categories including Travel, he is responsible for travel procurement, manages the day to day relationship with their TMC and other travel partners. Kevin is a member of the Business Travel News (BTN) advisory board.

Jennifer Black
Global Procurement Leader, Marketing
Elanco Animal Health
Kevin Bonsall
Senior Product Manager, Procure to Pay
Basware
As Product Manager at Basware, Kevin Bonsall is responsible for Basware’s Purchase Manager product, an award-winning eProcurement platform. He’s on the front lines with customers and prospects understanding their needs and translating that into valuable product enhancements. Additionally, Kevin is focused on the next generation of procurement, both in terms of technology innovation and closing the generational talent gap
Kent Brothers
Global Procurement Operations & Trade Automation Lead
Monsanto
Melissa Burkland
Director of Indirect Sourcing and Procurement
Rodan + Fields
Michael Cadieux
Vice President / NA Procurement Officer (formerly)
Publicis Group
Jason Cammorata
Director, Strategic Sourcing
MDC Partners
Tripp Cates
Director of National Accounts, Manufacturing
CoreTrust
Walt Charles
Chief Procurement Officer
Biogen

Walter Charles is the Chief Procurement Officer at Biogen. Walter is a sought-after speaker at national and international Supply Chain and Procurement Conferences, a visionary Supply Chain leader, an impactful results deliverer and an inspiring Procurement Futurist.

At Biogen, his global procurement teams support the purchase of billions of dollars a year of products and services supporting Research & Development, Manufacturing, Marketing, Legal, Capital, IT, Plant Operations, Travel, and General and Administrative services for the $11B revenue/year biotechnology innovator.

Prior to joining Biogen, Walter has held Chief Procurement Officer roles at iconic companies such as Kraft Foods, Kellogg’s, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Supply Chain and Cordis (one of J&J’s former medical devices companies). As such, he has the unique perspective of serving on Supply Chain Leadership Teams, and leading procurement transformations across Biotechnology, Consumer Packaged Goods, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Businesses.

Walter holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University; a Master of Engineering Degree in Environmental Engineering from The Stevens Institute of Technology; and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

William Cheung
Director, Procurement Analytics
CBS Corporation
Jerry Chico
Vice President, Procurement
Cross Country Healthcare
Over fifteen years experience in the Manufacturing, Construction and Service industries. Focused on Procurement transformation and improving Supply Chain profitability; I have established a proven track record for successfully leading Procurement Organizations. Experience includes establishing policies and procedures, driving process improvements, implementing procurement methodology and aligning goals with internal customer requirements.
David Cravens
Regional Vice President
Basware
Tim Cronin
Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer
Florida Blue
Jamie Crump
President & CEO
Richwell Group

Jamie Crump is President of The Richwell Group, a consulting and coaching company for Fortune 500 and small business in the areas of strategic sourcing and supplier diversity. Jamie has been a thought leader in both areas for over 25 years in a variety of industries including banking, telecommunications, IT, pharmaceutical, welding & medical, and heavy equipment rental. She was most recently Director of Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Diversity for United Rentals, Inc., where she developed the team and strategy for indirect sourcing and an award winning supplier diversity program.  Jamie is a frequent speaker at sourcing and diversity events throughout the United States and Canada.  She is a charter Advisory Board member for ProcureCon and for Diversity Professional. Jamie lives in Blairsville, GA with her husband Bill Thebert, a retired freelance sports photographer.  

Kimberly DeWitt
Senior Director, Procurement
CF Industries

Kimberly De Witt is Senior Director, Procurement for CF Industries, a global leader in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing and distribution. In this capacity, Kimberly and her team are responsible for the procurement of equipment, materials and services utilized to support the manufacturing and distribution operations and she is based in the CF Deerfield, IL office.

Before joining the company in 2015, Kimberly held a variety of leadership roles in procurement at BP, Oldcastle, Disney, Diversey (formerly JohnsonDiversey, part of the SC Johnson family of companies) now Sealed Air and Morton (now part of Dow). In addition to her roles in procurement, Kimberly has worked in finance, engineering and sales for ExxonMobil and AkzoNobel.

Kimberly holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. She received her MBA in Finance from Columbia University School of Business. Kimberly is a member of Institute for Supply Management and is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).

Gloria Esparza
Global eProcurement Lead
Monsanto
Amee Foss
National Director, Procurement and Plant Operations
Watermark Retirement Communities
An expert in the field of procurement and contracts with over 25 years of experience, Amee Foss’s career spans industries including high tech, engineering and seniors housing. Working for Fluor Enterprises, Razorfish and Watermark Retirement Communities, she has achieved hundreds of millions in cost-savings leading teams to implement sourcing tools for direct and indirect spending. Amee has championed a variety of successful initiatives including supplier diversity and inclusion, real estate, travel and expense, facilities and plant operations. Amee believes that laughter and hard work are the keys to success. She enjoys swimming and making happy memories with her husband, son and two Great Danes.
Michael Francolino
Chief Procurement Officer
SGS
Nilton Garcia
Head of Procurement Americas
LafargeHolcim
Brian Geiger
Supply Chain Consultant, Integrated Services
Wolseley Industrial Group
Brian Geiger is a native of Long Island, NY and is a graduate of Syracuse University and Chaminade High School. He started his career with Ferguson in July 2007 as a Management Trainee with the Integrated Services Division out of Cincinnati, OH and over the last 10 years has held positions within our Purchasing, Implementations, and Business Development teams. Brian’s expertise spans multiple industries, including Pharmaceutical & Medical Device as well as Aerospace & Defense. Brian completed his CSP in 2015, and his CPSM in 2017.
Kevin Giblin
Chief Procurement Officer
Dun & Bradstreet

Kevin Giblin is the Head of Global Sourcing and Procurement at Dun & Bradstreet. In this role, he leads a team that manages all indirect categories, establishing sourcing strategies and SRM to ensure sustainable supplier value. As part of this role, he also oversees the Oracle P2P team.

Prior to Dun & Bradstreet, Mr. Giblin was a Senior Director at McGraw Hill Financial, where he led the implementation of sourcing, procure-to-pay, and contract tools to drive efficiency and standardize practices. His career has included a number of prestigious awards, including: the 2017 EPIC Award for Career Excellence in Indirect Purchasing, a 2012 Green Supply Chain Award from SDCE, the IACCM-sponsored “Collaborate to Innovate Award” in 2011, the 2009 CTB Achievement Award in recognition for his significant contribution towards reducing supply chain costs, and a Corporate Achievement Award in 2006 for his innovative approach to sourcing editorial services spend.

From 2007-2014, he served on the committee for ISM-National’s Supplier Management Group, chartered with developing an industry-wide best practices model for supplier capabilities maturity. From 2011 through 2014, he served as group Chair. He has previously served as curriculum advisor for Folsom College’s Purchasing program, and has written numerous articles that have appeared in industry publications. He currently serves on the ISM NJ Education Committee and is a frequent industry speaker.

Holly Gieseke
Manager, Corporate Procurement & Travel
VSP Global
Ron Gregorsok
Vice President, Purchasing
AmerisourceBergen

With over 25 years ofexperience in the travel industry, Sean has been instrumental in thedevelopment and managing of the travel programs for St. Jude Children’sResearch Hospital, Guess Inc., Hilton Worldwide, and Corinthian Colleges.  Currently he is charged with developing aglobal travel program for Riot Games in Los Angeles.  Sean is an advocate for change andimprovement by embracing technology and forward thinking, but always keeping travelersafety & satisfaction at the forefront of his approach followed bycompliance & savings.  His areas ofresponsibilities have included travel, meetings, corporate & purchasingcard, fleet, and expense management.  Inaddition to his duties at Riot Games, Sean has served on the Board of Directorsof the Los Angeles Business Travel Association for the last 8 years and currentlyholds the position of President-elect and has twice been awarded thePresident’s Choice Award.    

Tim Gross
Global Category Director, Indirect Procurement
McCormick & Co.
James Hallock
VP of Sales
CoreTrust
Daryl Hammett
Chief Operations Officer, Co-Owner and General Manager
ConnXus

Daryl joined ConnXus as Chief Operations Officer and Co-Owner in early 2014. After retiring from being Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sears Optical, N.A., a licensed brand owned and operated by Luxottica Group, Daryl founded Peabody Executive Coaching and Performance Management Group in 2012. He has over 20 years of experience leading and coaching at the most senior executive levels in Fortune 500, nonprofits, startups, mid and small organizations.

At ConnXus, Daryl manages day-to-day operations by leading a diverse and cross-functional team through record growth, multiple rounds of venture capital funding, and change management through major platform expansions and development.

Daryl earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Alcorn State University. Today, he serves on the March of Dimes Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Board of Directors and is a member of the prestigious Young President’s Organization (YPO), an international group of young CEOs and Presidents.

Carrie Hawkins
Director of Strategic Accounts
ConnXus

Carrie joined ConnXus as an Account Executive in May of 2015. Carrie is a proven leader with over 17 years of experience motivating, teaching, and directing students and employees in collegiate athletics, education, and management. As the voice of all ConnXus clients, she has been able to apply her unique leadership background to impact high growth in new business and secure long-term customer relationships. In managing day-to-day client affairs, she ensures the team’s strategic efforts align with customer satisfaction.

Adept at team building, Carrie was honored two times by the University of Cincinnati’s Track and Field program with the “Best Teammate Award.” In 1998, Carrie was honored with an NCAA Leadership Award. Today, as the Director of Strategic Accounts at ConnXus, a software company that is disrupting the way procurement sources and manages suppliers, Carrie prides herself in being a critical player for increased revenue and overall success of the business.

Cheryl Hayes
Head of Procurement, MDX, Strategy & Innovation
Siemens Healthineers
John Healy
Chief Procurement Officer, Senior Vice President, Head of Strategic Sourcing and Corporate Functions Operations
SunTrust Bank

John Healy is the Head of Strategic Sourcing and Corporate Functions Operations for SunTrust Banks, Inc. He is responsible for leading Human Resources Operations, Accounts Payable Operations and Strategic Sourcing Management.

John has been with SunTrust since 2012 and most recently as managing director and head of Capital Markets Operations for STRH. He has more than seventeen years of business experience, including retail, trading, and operations. He is skilled in creating high-performance teams, developing and maintaining rapport with stakeholders, applying analytical reasoning, and supporting key process enhancements. John is a seasoned operations executive who has proven success in organizational design, execution, and talent management. Prior to joining SunTrust, John was a director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Healy earned a B.A. from Belmont Abbey College and an M.B.A. with a specialization in Finance and Economics from Loyola University Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Michael Heeger
Director, Head of Sourcing Americas
Deutsche Bank
Ernie Hernandez
Director Strategic Sourcing
Carnival Cruise Line

A leader in global supply chain management specializing in strategic sourcing of complex operational spends in direct & indirect materials, services and capital projects • Director of Strategic Sourcing at Carnival Cruise Line, leads a team addressing >$400M of marine & hotel technical spend of a fleet of 25 ships which includes engine, propulsion, auxiliary systems, electrical, HVAC, elevator, navigation and communication systems, lifesaving appliances, fire-fighting equipment, chemicals, MRO, galley and laundry equipment, and related services • over 25 years of experience spanning industries/sectors, including manufacturing, transportation & distribution, maritime, hospitality, oil & gas, management consulting and international business experience in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East • held similar roles at IBM, Amgen, PwC, HD Supply, and Noranda Aluminum • managed annual spends of category management from $200M to $800M with >$80M documented savings in price, process improvement, and demand management In parallel with his civilian career, served over 30 years in the Army Reserve, specializing in military engineering and logistics, commanded at the company and battalion-levels, holds the rank of Colonel, and currently serving on the faculty at the United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA.

Fernando Hernandez
Director of Indirect Supply Chain / Factory, Tooling & Production
The Boeing Company
Mindy Holden
Senior Vice President Procurement and Real Estate
Adecco Group

Mindy Holden recently started as the Senior Vice President of Procurement and Real Estate for The Adecco Group, the world’s leading staffing solutions company. Mindy is based out of the Jacksonville, FL headquarters office. She and her team are responsible for managing the procurement of third party spend as well as the real estate portfolio of 620 offices in North America.

Prior to this role, Mindy was the Chief Procurement Officer and VP Real Estate and Accounts Payable for Direct Energy where she was responsible for procurement, a real estate portfolio of ~100 properties across North America, and Accounts Payable where she was focused on integrating leading practices across this team. Prior to joining Direct Energy, Mindy was responsible for category and supplier management for the Tennessee Valley Authority where she led a team to create a leading practice category management model. Mindy and her team were responsible for developing long-term strategies, management of the supply base including risk mitigation, ongoing improvement in cost, demand management, and supplier management.

Mindy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland where she graduated magna cum laude.

She is also Green Belt and DFSS certified. Mindy is on the Board for the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Conference and served on the Boards for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas and the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber.

In her spare time, Mindy and her husband enjoy getting to know Jacksonville and the Ponte Vedra Beach areas, spending time with their three children, and are thoroughly enjoying their newest additions to the family - two golden doodle puppies.

Jessica Houston
Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Contract Delivery Services
Astellas
Steve Hrubala
Global Head of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing
The Carlyle Group
Stephen Hughes
Executive Director of Procurement
The College Board
Nancy Jorgensen
Director, Indirect Procurement and Performance Management
Stacy Joslin
Global Supplier Relationship Management and Marketing Procurement Lead
Citrix

Following a career launch in the nonprofit space, Stacy's 15 years of experience in procurement began in e-sourcing, and later developed into procurement consulting work across sectors and categories, and finally into Marketing procurement leadership roles in the pharmaceutical and technology industries.  A few of her areas of current focus and interest include supplier-enabled innovation, agency engagement optimization, and procurement approaches for not-for-profit organizations and small businesses. 

Stacy currently serves as Global Supplier Value Optimization and Marketing Procurement Lead for Citrix, where she manages the compete profile of marketing and media spend across regions and divisions.  Prior to Citrix, Stacy held roles in global Agencies category leadership and Marketing transformation implementation with Novartis.

Stacy holds a BA in English and Spanish from Dickinson College, as well as both an MBA in Marketing and Master of International Business from the University of Pittsburgh.

Amanda Kachinsky
Associate Manager, Procurement
Bluebird Bio
Kumar Kannan
Director of Global Sourcing - Indirect Goods & Services
Owens Corning
Mark Kozlowski
Senior Director, Client Solutions
PRO Unlimited
For over 10 years, Mark Kozlowski has played a key consulting role in helping dozens of F1000 companies architect complex and highly successful contingent workforce management programs. Mark's subject matter expertise and industry tenure positions him has an ideal resource for companies seeking best practices for managing the regulatory risks, costs, and quality assurance associated with the use of contract labor -- including self-sourced freelancers, independent contractors or agency supplied temporary workers.
Andrea Krzyzanowski
Program Manager - Fleet, Travel, Corporate Cards and Meetings & Events
DuPont
Erin Lambert
Global Head of Sourcing
Bloomberg
Anders Lillevik
Global Head of Procurement Support Services
QBE Insurance
Anders Lillevik brings to the industry his vast experience of 20+ years of leading indirect Procurement and Supply Chain organizations. Currently he is the Global Head of Procurement at QBE Insurance. Prior to this, as Chief Procurement Officer of Fannie Mae, he transformed Sourcing, Supplier Management, Procurement Technology Platform and Operations while delivering more than $50 million in annual savings. As Chief Procurement Officer of Webster Bank he delivered 800% ROI between cost containment and revenue enhancements.
Perneet Malhotra
Vice President, Enterprise Strategic Sourcing
Lowes

Procurement Professional with over twenty years of management experience in strategic sourcing functions including implementation of: return on investment (ROI) programs; enterprise wide strategic sourcing initiatives , source to pay leadership; integration of multiple service providers and corporate procurement strategy.

Provides strong communication skills with proven success in developing and mentoring a geographically diverse staff including optimizing and organizing operational structures. Result oriented and goal driven leader to meet corporate business strategic plans.

Joanna Martinez
Founder
Supply Chain Advisors LLP
Ed McAndrews
Head of Procurement, North America
AstraZeneca
Lynn McKnight
Head of Procurement
Jefferson Science Associates

Lynn McKnight is Head of Procurement at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab), a particle physics research facility located in Newport News, Virginia. The facility is one of 17 national laboratories funded by the Department of Energy. Its mission is to conduct nuclear physics research using the lab’s unique particle accelerator, known as the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF).

In his present capacity he is responsible for direct and indirect sourcing, procurement, strategic vision, operational planning and execution of Procurement operations. Lynn is a Supply Chain professional, having held global leadership positions in defense and commercial markets.

Prior to joining Jefferson Lab part of his 30 year career was as Director of Supply Chain Management (Ideal Innovations, Inc.), Head of Corporate Compliance and Training (SAIC) and Senior Manager Procurement and Supply Management (Kellogg Brown & Root).

Lynn holds a B.S. in Business Management from Hampton University and is certified Lean Six Sigma.

David Melancon
Strategic Account Manager
Liquidity Services
David Melancon has spent over 11 years in multiple Indirect Sourcing roles at Honeywell and a medical device manufacturer. He joined Liquidity Services in 2015 to focus on consulting with other organizations to help setup and optimize their reverse supply chain. As the client, David held the position of Global Capital Equipment Sourcing Leader of a $15B division of Honeywell, David achieved several million dollars of YOY savings through redeploying equipment instead of buying new, competitively selling equipment, and transferring cost of removal to its buyers.
Bill Michels
Vice President of Operations, Americas
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
Cliff Moore
Chariman
COPC

Cliff Moore is co-founder and chairman of COPC Inc. Based on his extensive experience with performance management systems, including the development of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program (where he served as an Examiner, Senior Examiner, and a member of the panel of judges), Cliff led the research and the working sessions to develop the COPC Customer Service Provider (CSP) Standard in 1996. This industry standard for performance in customer experience operations has become the foundation for the COPC® Family of Standards, which today are known as the most rigorous and prestigious performance management systems in the customer experience industry.

Recognizing the need for guidelines based on best practices in indirect procurement, in late 2015 Cliff began working with industry leaders and academicians from Western Michigan University to develop the industry’s first and only Indirect Procurement Standard.

Cliff works with senior management teams at dozens of Fortune 500 firms, developing and implementing service and performance improvement strategies.

Cliff received his MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia (with Shermet and Faculty Awards) and has a BS in Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from Old Dominion University.

Bruce Morton
Head of Innovation
Allegis Global Solutions
As a distinguished thought leader and global innovator, Bruce Morton has over three decades of experience within the human capital and workforce management industry. Throughout this time he has seen a massive shift in the way organizations manage their greatest asset: people.
As a sought after and renowned international speaker, Bruce has stimulated audiences across Europe, US and Asia with his fresh and innovative approach to acquiring top talent. Bruce shares his in-depth knowledge on recruitment and retention with new age media on a global scale. He has designed, implemented and managed some of the largest resourcing solutions across many different parts of the globe, saving companies millions of dollars while securing the very best talent.
In his current role, Bruce serves as Global Head of Innovation for Allegis Global Solutions. He was promoted from Chief Marketing Officer in January 2013. The Innovation team leads and champions ‘enterprise innovation’ efforts across Allegis Global Solutions. The function embodies the whole process of innovation: from new services and product idea generation, sales presentations, internal and external evangelism, digital and social media strategies, lead generation and face to the industry through conferences and speaking engagements.
Prior to his role at Allegis Global Solutions, Bruce owned e3 Unlimited, a talent acquisition and development organization managing a breadth of staffing-related needs for global companies.
Bruce’s latest innovation is that of a dynamic integrated technology platform that, for the first time, integrates top-of-class digital recruitment technologies that create engaged living talent communities; diverging from traditional static methodologies. Bruce was recognized as Thought Leader of the Year at the 2013 European HRO 'Be Transformed' Awards, and again as Thought Leader of the Year at the 2014 North American HRO Today Forum.
Lakshmi Narayanan
Strategic Sourcing & Procurement – Technology & Business Services
John Wiley & Sons
Alicia Navarro
Procurement Manager
Watermark Retirement Communities
For two decades, Alicia Navarro has served in a variety of roles in procurement and finance. She has successfully implemented innovative tools and processes within different business sectors. As Procurement Manager at Watermark Retirement Communities, Alicia blends bottom lines and best practices in the seniors housing profession. A firm believer in work-life balance to achieve success on both sides of the coin, Alicia enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three children.
Charlotte New
Director of Corporate Procurement
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
TJ Nguyen
CCBSS Procurement Director – Indirect
Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services
Carlos Nicot
Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer
Acosta
Caroline Norman
Director of Indirect Procurement
Home Depot
Jeffrey Oar
Leader - US Enterprise Sales
Amazon Business Services
Jeffrey Oar was a founding team member at Amazon Business, having joined the organization prior to public launch in April 2015. He has worked with customers across size and vertical segments, and currently leads a team of customer advisors focused on the enterprise commercial space. Jeffrey has been with Amazon for almost 5 years, having spent much of his earlier career in the marketing & advertising industry.
Mel Ohl
Vice President, Indirect Procurement
Pitney Bowes
Mike Owens
Vice President, Global Shared Services
Dell
Shari Pansuti
Corporate Procurement and Strategic Commodities
WPP Group

Shari Pansuti is the Corporate Procurment Director for North American facility operations for WPP, the world’s leading communications services group with revenues of over $19 billion and billings of $74 billion in 2016. In her role, she oversees WPP’s North American facilities sourcing team and is charged with building and maintaining cross-functional relationships among WPP’s operating companies.

Her responsibilities include strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, managing supplier relationships, developing and executing RFPs, category management, establishing procurment protocol and devloping and overseeing the scope of work for all WPP facilities in North America.

Ms. Pansuti joined WPP in 2004 when Bates Advertising became part of the Group. She worked at Bates for 19 years, ultimately assuming a management role as Procurement Director. A member of ISM Sponsorship Committee, Ms. Pansuti enjoys visiting her two daughters, one a 4th grade Special Ed Teacher in Syracuse and the other a student at Florida International University, when not working at WPP.

Ashfaq Patankar
Vice President, Global Procurement
Avis Budget Group
Joe Paul
Director, Real Estate Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
UnitedHealth Group
Gabe Perez
Vice President, Strategy & Market Development
Coupa

As General Manager of Power Applications, Gabe Perez has global responsibilities for go-to- market strategies across Coupa's Power Applications (Sourcing, Sourcing Optimization [Formerly known as Trade Extensions], Supplier Information Management, Contract Lifecycle Management, Inventory, Analytics, AI Classify [Formerly known as Spend360] and Coupa Risk Aware).

Gabe has deep knowledge of Coupa’s products and the customer consideration process, and he combines the two to speak directly, authentically and compellingly to their needs and concerns as they make what for many is a bold decision—purchasing cloud software from a relative newcomer to the enterprise space. He is a futuristic thinker willing to challenge the status quo, and skilled at emboldening others to do the same. He is good at rooting out the hidden assumptions and unstated fears that prevent organizations from moving forward with positive change. Gabe is well positioned to help people see the bigger picture of how Software-as-a-Service is changing the way companies do business and how Coupa fits into that picture.

Gabe has been at Coupa for more than 6 years. He has held a many roles, from being a project manager to running our presales team globally, prior to that he worked at Ariba where he participated in many global rollouts of their software.

Michael Perry
Manager of Indirect Procurement
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Devin Reed
Director of Procurement
Jacksonville Aviation Authority

Devin Reed is the Director of Procurement for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, responsible for ensuring all purchases and contracts are awarded decently and in order; also responsible for inventory functions.

He was previously appointed by Mayor John Peyton and confirmed by City Council in 2007 to serve as the Director of the City of Jacksonville’s Department of Central Operations, responsible for managing the city’s Administrative Services, Equal Business Opportunity & Contract Compliance, Fleet Management, Human Resources, Procurement, Public Information, CARE (630-CITY), Ombudsman, Grants and related functions, which functions had a total operating budget of approximately $170 million and a total staff of approximately 400 employees. Prior to this,, Devin had been appointed by Mayor John Peyton and confirmed by City Council in 2003 to serve as the Director of the City of Jacksonville’s Department of Procurement.

Devin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management, as well as his Juris Doctorate degree, from the University of Florida. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since his admission in October 1995.

Mark Reeves
Manager, Enterprise Strategic Sourcing
Voya Financial
Chris Register
Vice President, Global Sales
Liquidity Services

Chris Register is a top Sales Leader with over 15 years of experience in Reverse Supply Chain and Surplus Asset Management. Chris has consistently implemented global programs for Fortune 500 companies such Honeywell, Eaton, Schneider Electric, Roche, Abbott and Kimberly Clark.

Chris first developed a passion for surplus asset management with DoveBid in the early 2000’s where he established a keen client needs assessment aptitude. This invaluable experience gave him the opportunity to focus on and expanded his cross functional leadership skills needed to consistently meet and exceed his goals. In only his second year, Chris received a letter from the USPS congratulating him for his company being nominated for the Quality Supplier Award (QSA), a noteworthy achievement.

Dr. Joseph Richardson
President & CEO
Professional Purchasing Partners

Dr. Joseph Richardson is an International Supply Chain Management Executive with demonstrated leadership in designing, developing and implementing effective sourcing, supply chain and procurement strategies (direct and indirect) that address global business issues. His international experience, with a variety of companies, helped him to recognize the political, cultural and technical challenges that affect business relationships, internally, externally and internationally.

Joseph is a visionary who integrates theory and practice in creating and executing innovative approaches and methods to accomplish complex business objectives. He is considered an International Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Supply Chain and Organizational Behavior, and has received numerous awards for his professional services and serves on several Advisory Boards.

Erin Riley
Information, Analytics & Systems Director
University of California, Office of the President

Erin is the Director of Information, Analytics & Systems for Procurement Services at the University of California system. Erin has more than 12 years of analytics and systems experience within private and public sector supply chain organizations.

Since joining UC in late 2011, Erin has been designing and delivering systemwide solutions including spend analytics, sourcing technology, eProcurement process and content enhancements, and a robust benefit (savings) program. Erin was a key member of the P200 team, responsible for transforming systemwide Procurement to deliver $298M in benefit (savings) last fiscal year, far surpassing the $200M target

Jill Robbins
Director, Global Procurement – Indirect Goods and Services
Elanco
Mike Schiappa
Vice President, Global Labor and Consulting
MetLife
Neil Schloss
Procurement Manager IT and Marketing
Perdue Farms

Neil Schloss is the Sourcing Manager for Indirect Procurement at Perdue Farms Inc. supporting IT and Marketing sourcing requirements. He holds a BSIE from University of Buffalo and MBA from New York Institute of Technology.    He has held leadership roles for Direct and Indirect procurement areas for more than 30 years in a variety of verticals.  They would include heavy industrial organizations like Carrier Air Conditioning, Black & Decker – Kwikset Div., Financial, Insurance and most recently CPG - food processing.  He has extensive experience with e-Procurement deployment and effective Procurement engagement within early project creation.  He enjoys golf, racquetball and family while living in Scottsdale, AZ

Don Scott
Director
Raymond James
Sanjay Setty
Vice President, Procurement
KIND
Michael Shaw
Founder & CEO
American Council of Sourcing and Procurement Executives

Michael Shaw is the Founder and CEO of the American Council of Sourcing and Procurement Executives (ACSPE). ACSPE membership serves more than 5000 practitioners including 750+ Chief Procurement Officers and SVPs Supply Chain. The focus of the organization is on the Future of Procurement and Supply Chain in terms of people, process and technology with an emphasis on technology because of its ability to dramatically change business processes and entire business models. Michael is also currently serving on the board of the American Blockchain Council as an Executive Director.

Prior to ACSPE Michael founded The Sourcing Source, a procurement industry analyst and executive advisory firm where he has worked with more than 350 Global 2000 organizations ranging from $250 million to $80 Billion in annual revenues providing guidance and insights for selecting procurement technology and services partners. While at TSS he was instrumental in developing the TSS proprietary Subject Matter Expert (SME) database covers more than 2000 categories and has identified more than700 subject matter experts providing the largest network of Sourcing Category Subject Matter Expertise in the world.

Mr. Shaw has spoken at and chaired numerous industry conferences and was voted one of Supply and Demand Chain Magazine’s “Pros to Know” for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Mike Simms
Chief Procurement Officer
Microsoft

As a 20+ year veteran at Microsoft, Mike has served the company in various procurement and outsourcing roles. He currently leads Microsoft Procurement as the company’s Chief

Procurement Officer (CPO), a global organization of 250+ employees across 32 countries, driving over $1B in cost savings annually.

Mike is passionate about people, whom he considers any organization’s most important and valued asset. He has traveled extensively worldwide to negotiate deals, deploy contact centers, manage his global organizations, and drive continuous improvement strategies. Mike has achieved significant business results over many years, spanning cost savings, operatio

nal efficiency gains, supplier consolidation, compliance, and customer satisfaction wins.

Prior to Microsoft, Mike worked in the Aerospace industry in various global business leadership roles. He is a graduate of the University of Washington, with BS in Engineering. Away from the office, Mike enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, and pursuing his personal passions which include boating, fishing, motorcycles, and music.

Specific Expertise & Accolades:

  • Business Transformation
  • Strategic Sourcing and Negotiation
  • Contact Center Management
  • Vendor/Supplier Relationship Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Quality Management Framework
  • Responsible Sourcing (Diversity)
  • COPC Standards Committee member since 1999
  • BPO Industry “Buyer’s Forum” Founder
Janet Simpson
Procurement Specialist
CF Industries

Janet Simpson works as a Procurement Specialist at CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF) a global leader in nitrogen manufacturing and distribution. Janet’s area of focus is Information Technology, where she collaborates with IT leaders to deliver on strategic initiatives to meet business needs. She is passionate about leveraging cloud technologies to allow business units to transform operations, act with agility and inspire innovation.

Before joining CF in 2014, Janet held a variety of roles at Beam Suntory, Mylan Institutional and CVS Caremark.

Janet holds a B.S. in Marketing from Northern Illinois University and is currently pursuing an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Eric Smith
Purchasing Manager
Straumann USA
Jeff Smith
Sourcing Director
DuPont

Jeffery Smith has served as the Global Director of Indirect Materials and Services for the Sourcing and Logistics function in DuPont since July 2012. In this role, Jeff oversees a global staff of 150 employees responsible for approximately $6 billion in spend for good and services that include human resources, information technology, professional services, MRO, fleet, travel and site services. His selection followed more than 36 years of experience with DuPont, including more than 16 years in Sourcing & Logistics and 15 in Sales and Marketing, as well as positions in Information Technology and Applied Technology.

His tenure with DuPont has allowed Jeff to work with multiple industries, including electronics, chemicals, industrial products and agriculture and to travel the world. He is well known for his ability to develop winning global teams with outstanding execution that consistently delivery beyond objectives. He attributes this success to being genuine, transparent, and collaborative, and most importantly, demonstrating servant leadership.

Jeff holds a degree in Management and Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and stressed the importance of being a lifelong learner. He also holds a Certification in Supply Chain Professional – APICS and is very involved in Employee Organizational Development at DuPont.

Sean Smith
Director, Supply Chain
Agropur
Libby Spears
Motivational/Development Speaker
Bravo CC

Libby works with professionals across a number of industries and professions, teaching them to be game changers in the marketplace by taking their communication skills seriously!

She starts by asking the question "What's YOUR Plan BE?" to get to the heart of who they want to be as a professional. Libby is convinced that, when we take the time to answer this fundamental question, we are more likely to find our own success.

Her Plan Be? Be an educator, Be a liberator, Be an entertainer.

Jocelyn Stahl
Director, Indirect Sourcing
Hershey’s
Nancy Tiran
Senior Director Procurement – Strategic Sourcing, P2P Business Integrations, and Systems
Best Buy
Anand Veerkar
Executive Vice President, Global Sales
Icertis
Béatrice Walker
Goods and Services Indirect Procurement Director
AGCO Corporation

Béatrice Walker is Director, Global Indirect Purchasing, Goods and Services at AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions, and is responsible for the transformation of the indirect global operating model.

Béatrice has 15+ years of increased global responsibilities in strategic indirect sourcing, production and inventory control, client management, supply chain transformation and employee engagement. She is also a recognized leader within the contingent workforce space as having led Freescale Semiconductor, her first employer, to be a Staffing Industry Analyst Case Study Contest Finalist in 2012.

Nominated in 2009 for the Austin, Young Women’s Christian Association, Leader of promise Award, she has served in various non-profit leadership roles such as founding member of the Texas Women in Business and Board Member of the Women Chamber of Commerce of Texas.

At work, she was the chair of the Freescale Women Leadership Team employee affinity group, and is currently on the AGCO Global Women Network Group’s leadership team. Native of France, Béatrice moved to the USA after earning a Master in Management, Specialization in Supply Chain from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce De Toulouse. She is certified as Project Management Professional (PMP) and Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP).

Sarah Wasson
Manager, Strategic Category and Operations Analytics
HP
Richard Waugh
VP of Corporate Development
Zycus
As Vice President for Corporate Development at Zycus Inc., Richard leads strategic initiatives in the areas of new product introduction, market development, thought leadership, analyst relations, and strategic partner development programs. Richard has an extensive background in B2B E-Commerce. He helped launch GE's Trading Process Network (TPN), the first on-line Marketplace for Sourcing and Procurement. He was also Co-Founder of B2eMarkets, one of the first SaaS (Software as a Service) Sourcing Suite providers and later covered the Supply Management market as an Industry Analyst for the Aberdeen Group .
Karen Webley
Senior Director, Global Procurement
Gartner
Philip Westhoff
Assistant Vice President, Procure to Pay Operations
Unum
Christian Widmann
Senior Manager of Global Indirect Commodities
Welbilt

Christian Widmann is currently the Senior Manager of Global Indirect Commodities for Welbilt, formally known as Manitowoc Foodservice. Previously he was the Director of Global Indirect Commodities at Manitowoc Cranes where he was responsible for the global spend. Two years ago The Manitowoc Company went through a corporate split and became two distinct entities. Christian's main responsibility was to ensure the separation of all contracts for both companies. His vast experience expands over 30 plus years, covering both direct and indirect procurement, and includes working in a variety of industries: higher education, luxury food and beverage, heavy construction equipment, manufacturing, government, consumer goods, and business process outsourcing to name a few.

In recent years, Christian's main focus has been on indirect procurement, implementing SAP, and assisting with manufacturing operations. His experience includes expertise in the following areas: facilities, operations, marketing, CAPEX, MRO, utilities, human resources, corporate services, professional services, travel, transportation, 3PL, outsourcing services, consultants, telecommunications, BPO, P2P and IT. Christian holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.

Jake Wojcik
Senior Vice President
Insight Sourcing Group
Jake Wojcik is a Senior Vice President at Insight Sourcing Group as well as their spend visibility company SpendHQ. Jake has over 15 years of experience in management consulting with a focus on procurement, sourcing, and supply chain management. In 2015 & 2013, Jake was named a ‘Pro to Know’ by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine. Jake has been part of Insight Sourcing Group’s leadership team since 2008. Prior to Insight Sourcing Group, he was a Director with RGP (founded by Deloitte & Touché), in which he was responsible for the launch and management of Atlanta’s Supply Chain practice. Jake also worked with KPMG Consulting leading cross-functional teams in the areas of strategic sourcing, procurement transformation and technology implementation for global companies. Prior to KPMG Consulting, he worked within the eProcurement and sourcing practices at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, where he provided Fortune 500 clients with value-added solutions through procurement project implementations, process reengineering, and strategy.
BS, Management Information Systems, Florida State University’s College of Business
Christina Woronchak
Vice President, Sales
American Express Global Business Travel

Christina began her career in the hospitality industry in Montreal with Holiday Inn which led to a variety of management positions and culminated with the role of Director of Sales for IHG’s National Sales Office in Canada. In 2000, she left IHG taking a leap into the business travel management arena and has been with American Express since 2003. Over the years, she has held a variety of key business development leadership roles and has had the opportunity to work with customers in the energy sector with global and national programs.

Christina is the Vice President, U.S. Middle Market Sales and leads a client management and business development team across the eastern United States for American Express Global Business Travel. Previously, she was Vice President of Sales for Canada and is familiar with the oil patch in Canada and the unique needs of GBT’s oil and gas customers.

Christina is passionate about the business travel industry and helping her customers navigate the constantly evolving business travel landscape. She has a proven track record of developing strategies to help customers build best-in-class programs that demonstrate value to shareholders and stakeholders including travelers. Over the last 5 years, she has played a key role in the evolution of an efficient travel and accommodation management solution specifically designed to support the requirements of the oil, gas, mining and LNG industries that she will tell you more about today.

Linda Zercher
Director, Global Indirect Procurement
Densply Sirona
Linda Zercher is the Director of Indirect Procurement, with focus in the Americas/APAC regions for Dentsply Sirona Inc. She has more than 25 years of business experience managing large, complex Indirect and Direct Categories in multi-national, consumer goods and manufacturing Fortune 500 companies. A recognized transformational Procurement leader with extensive experience in leading Global Indirect Category Management, she has proven ability in obtaining Sr. Executive sponsorship and cross-functional collaboration to implement business process transformations and inspire organizational development.
Michael Dunlap
Event Director
ProcureCon Indirect East
James Lucier
Chief Operating Officer
Net2Source

James Lucier is Chief Operating Officer for Net2Source, a global leader in talent and workforce solutions.

As COO, Jim is responsible for building a customer-driven growth engine, executing go-to-market strategies, and driving client growth and success, while connecting it to the financial performance of Net2Source. He leads by example and is a hands-on practitioner, collaborating with every area of the organization, simplifying the way Net2Source works to better serve its clients.

Jim recognizes that clients have many choices but may need help to make the best, most well-informed decisions. He embraces the transparency needed to build trust and valued partnerships. Jim consults with client executives and leaders of Procurement, HR, Talent Acquisition, Diversity and IT, to develop customized talent engagement and workforce management strategies for the Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2000.

A respected industry thought leader, Jim is a frequent presenter on topics related to the constantly evolving new world of work through organizations such as Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), ProcureCon, and marcusevans. He also leads the Net2Source World of Work Tour, hosting informative and thought-provoking roundtable discussions with clients and market leaders around the world.

Prem Shanker
Director, Technology Sourcing
McKesson

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